Solar Resource Assessment and Economics

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Are you interested in Solar Energy? Solar Resource Assessment and Economics explores the methods, economic criteria, and meteorological background for assessing the solar resource with respect to project development of solar energy conversion systems for stakeholders in a given locale. It provides students with an in-depth exploration of the physical qualities of the solar resource, estimation of the fractional contributions of irradiance to total demand, and economic assessment of the solar resource. The course utilizes real data sets and resources to provide students context for the drivers, frameworks, and requirements of solar energy evaluation.

This resource is part of the following programs: Graduate Certificate in Solar Energy (RESS), Master's Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems, and RESS Solar Energy Option.

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EME 810

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CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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Frey Brownson

I harken from the Great Plains, West of the Mississippi. I am originally from North Dakota, home of dozens (which I'm told is a lot like Inner Mongolia). Actually, my home town of Grand Forks is a university town about the same size as State College, PA, with a nearby air base, and an internationally recognized aerospace program. I greatly enjoy visual arts and design, but I began my career in science by studying the earth systems around me, in particular geology and environmental chemistry. I trained as a multidisciplinary research scientist, and earned my PhD from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in Environmental Chemistry and Technology developing materials science technologies for environmental applications.